kClare McKellaston is a Chicago-based Costume Designer and teaching artist. Recent credits: The Woman in Black (Associate Designer, US Tour); Curious George: The Golden Meatball (NTYA); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein (Metropolis PAC); Don't Look Back/Must Look Back (Pivot Arts).
kClare prides herself on being a well-rounded costume practitioner. She has run wardrobe at Steppenwolf, draped and built costumes for Northlight, and has served as a Stylist for The Second City Mainstage. She has managed both professional and academic costume shops and has overseen the organization of several large costume stocks; most notably, Navy Pier Entertainment's twenty-five-year-old costume storage. Every year, she designs and creates garments out of outdoor textiles for the acclaimed International Casual Furnishings Association's Gala.
kClare is also a dedicated educator. She serves as Adjunct Faculty and Costume Shop Manager at Dominican University, where she has recently designed Waiting for Godot, Songs for A New World, and The Addams Family Musical. She mentors and guides student designers, as well as serving as a member of portfolio review panels for senior students in the Fashion Department.